Fruit: Bring week 3 to a close

Well as much as I really liked this originally, I am starting to have some issues with it. Mostly the problem comes up on days I am up very early. About 2 or 3 times a week I am up before 5am, and I have yet to become a morning person (though I have an experiment about that I want to try). An example of why this has become so hard is as follows: Sunday evening and Monday.

Sunday, I slept in to about 8 and had a couple servings of fruit which was just perfect. I did not feel hungry or craving anything. Sunday night, at around 6 I had dinner at the station (I was on call at the fire station for EMS). I went to bed about midnight, was up at 2 am for a emergency EMS run. By the time we got back, finished paper work etc, it was almost 4. I got back to bed about 4:30 and slept until 5, when I was up for the day. That means by 6:30 when I was eating breakfast (fruit) I had been up almost all night with no food in 12 hours.

By the time I could eat anything but fruit again, my body felt like it had been 18 hours without something more solid in its stomach. Now I did manage to wait until noon by the skin on my teeth. But I felt so much better at noon when I ate some carrots and even better when I had lunch.

Also, I have a lot of adrenaline that pumps through me on a weekly bases. And after a couple mile run at the station, then lots of adrenaline pumping as we made a couple runs, fruit could hold me off for a while, but after those 20 minutes it takes for fruit to be digested, my body wanted something else immediately.

Monday night I exercised for 3 hours keeping my heart rate above 120. So come Tuesday morning at 6 am, I again wanted something more in my stomach. I was able to last until about 11:45. Wednesday I gave in around 11:30 out of hunger. I just don’t think it is good to be that hungry.

I still really like how I feel eating fruit in the morning, I just get hungry for something that stays in my stomach longer. I wonder if this is part of my body adapting to this new method.

Week 3 has definitely been the hardest week for me yet. With one week left, I will see how I feel. Usually by the end of the 3rd week, I have a really good idea on what I will think at the end, but on this one, I don’t know yet, however I am leaving myself open to adopting it or stopping it.

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